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Tai Chi Level 1 - Yang Style Foundation Routine - Lesson 19 - "Wave Hands Like Clouds"






"Wave Hands like Clouds" is also known simply as "Cloud Hands" (Yun Shou 雲手)
Taking the time to consider the deeper implications of the name can be very instructive to students wishing to perfect the movement and to understand the true potential of tai chi.

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Tai Chi Level 1 - Yang Style Foundation Routine - Lesson 18 - "Cast Fist" and "Five Punches"






Fists are seldom formed in tai chi routines. But just because the hand is not closed, doesn't mean that the movement cannot be used for punching. Likewise, the presence of a fist in a movement does not necessarily mean that the movement has to be a punch.
Open hands can easily be changed to fists if necessary, and fists can be used for much more than punching.

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Tai Chi Level 1 - Yang Style Foundation Routine - Lesson 17 - "Needle to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Fan Through the Back" with Martial Applications






"Needle to the Bottom of the Sea" involves a more challenging version of the empty stance. It also introduces vertical vectors and asymmetry in a new way.
"Fan Through the Back" is a vertical and lateral follow-up to the preceding downward thrust, and presents a different kind of asymmetry.

Level 1 - Lesson 17 - Trailer


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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 29 of 100






I will try again to make it easier to follow. Also, fewer dissertations. They will be put into separate videos.


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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 28 of 100






I'm back!
Today we discuss softness, and its importance for achieving power, agility, martial skill, and peace of mind. Also, I address some secrets of successful weight loss.
1. Exercise
2. Eat real food - so you can exercise well
3. Drink enough water - so you can exercise well

4. Get enough quality sleep - - so you can exercise well5. Exercise - so you can exercise well
There are other tricks as well, like
- proper posture
- dark clothing
- adjust the camera angle
- adjust the lighting
- surround yourself with heavier people
- avoid horizontal stripes
- steal people's glasses
Some things might work for a few days, but cannot be trusted in the long term.
- dieting
- food poisoning





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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 25 of 100






I will probably not sing this song during this workout...
Tai Chi (sung to the tune of "Born Free" by Andy Williams) 
Tai Chi, as slow as a plant grows
as soft as the willows
Tai chi to relax your heart.

Tai Chi will relax and ground you
The power astounds you
Each time you get pushed quite far.

Tai chi - yin and yang define you
You flow like the roaring tide
So there's no way to hide

Tai chi, it just keeps on giving
and you'll go on living
'cause you tai chi.

Parody lyrics by Ian Sinclair


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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 24 of 100






This workout will continue to build on the core and abdominal work started on day 22.

But first, addressing a question about forgiveness. This is surprisingly relevant issue. I only scratch the surface here. I hope it makes sense.  

Please note that until this video is trimmed, the actual workout begins at 00:04:10. 

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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 22 of 100






Today we introduce some abdominal and core exercises which are very important for improving balance, agility, power, and willpower.

 
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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 20 of 100






Picking up steam, and challenging the equipment. After the technical problems of day 19, I am back to try broadcasting again. Hopefully the sound and video, and the tired old mac will cooperate today.


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Tai Chi - Daily morning workout. Day 21 of 100






Sunday, March 15, 2014 (EDT / Toronto time)



This is the 3-week mark and my fitness level has noticeable improved. So, today I will step onto the scales for the first time since week 1, weighing myself and committing to a new level of intensity. From this point on, I expect to burn a significant number of calories every day. Online lessons: http://www.RelaxHarder.com, Classes in Orillia, Ontario: http://www.TaiChiCanada.com Find a tai chi school near you: http://www.TaiChiCentral.com
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